Jonas brother lands E! reality show — EXCLUSIVE
APR 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM ET
by James Hibberd
A member of the Jonas Brothers has teamed with executive producer Ryan Seacrest for an E! series that promises to give viewers a different kind of New Jersey-based reality show.
Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle will star in Married to Jonas, a docu-soap series that chronicles both the young couple’s suburban domestic life and Jonas’ re-teaming with his siblings Joe and Nick as the group gets ready to record new music.
“Danielle is living a true Cinderella story after marrying into pop royalty, partnering in Kevin’s larger-than-life career and becoming a ‘Jonas,’ a name synonymous with hit music and a worldwide fan base,” said Lisa Berger, president of entertainment programming for E!. “The series presents a unique look at a young couple and their families from two entirely different worlds, one small town and one dealing with international fame, coming together as one and starting a whole new life together.”
The show explores the relationship between Danielle, who comes from a large and outspoken Italian family, and Jonas, one third of the internationally known pop group. For Danielle, marrying a Jonas in 2009 meant joining brother-in-laws Joe, Nick, youngest brother Frankie, father Kevin Sr., who manages the band, and mom Denise, the matriarch of the Jonas empire.
“I vividly recall believing from the very first time that I met them that the Jonas Brothers would, without a doubt, become a worldwide cultural sensation,” said Seacrest, who executive produces the series along with Stephanie Bloch Chambers and Adam Sher. “When we learned that Dani married Kevin, our production team became curious about what life would be like for a young bride entering the excitement, and sometimes chaos, of a pop star’s life. Looking through the lens of young love, the show will examine the ups and downs of Dani and Kevin’s marriage, against the backdrop of their contrasting family cultures, traditions and individual careers.”
Married to Jonas will make its debut on E! on Aug. 19 at 10 p.m.